I'd get one if it came with more colors than orange in the display. The blue on the uniden is exactly the same blue as my dash lights.I think I would try and get a RH-96. They are very pricey but would make your instal much easier.
The center was my choice too.If you have to go on the dash, I think the center looks better, assuming you can run the wires so that they aren't an eye sore.
Of course the obvious comments about safety still apply, but it really sucks that many / most modern vehicles have absolutely no room to safely mount scanners / radios.
I'd rather not have it by my legs as it could interfere with my driving. Plus there's just something about having the radio sideways, just doesn't look rightIf it was me driving I would prefer it on the center of the dash if those are the only 2 options. What about on either side of the center console, either by your leg or the passenger leg facing up?